IFEH Sustainability Indicator Initiative ( SII )
Sustainability Indicator Initiative ( SII )
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A new phase in the Federation's work on indicators which started in 2000 has been launched - and it has been named the Sustainability Indicator Initiative ( SII ).
The backbone of this new initiative will be based on the collaboration between the International Institute of Sustainable Development - IISD and the International Federation on Environmental Health - IFEH.
The IISD has since 1995 been hosting the Compendium on sustainability indicator initiatives. This is a web database of indicators initiatives, Worldwide.
The Compendium will serve as the common database to hold information on indicator initiatives - including the inputs coming as a result of the IFEH sustainability Indicator Initiative.
In 2005 an agreement (MoU) was approved by both IFEH and the IISD:
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE THE USE OF SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS.
The whole MoU can be seen from here.
An important offset for this agreement was the IFEH Policy no 8 - Declaration on the use of Sustainability Indicators as well as the IFEH Sustainability Indicator Project.
An IFEH working group has been formed to ensure progress regarding the initiative.
The IFEH SII Working group comprises:
President IFEH, ENVINA Denmark
Vice President IFEH, EHA Australia
Fred O' Brien
Vice president IFEH, CIPHI Canada